The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) notes with sadness the passing of Robert E. Taylor, M.D., Ph.D.  Dr. Taylor had a distinguished career as the Dean of the College of Medicine, Chair of the Department of Pharmacology, and Director of the NIAAA-funded Collaborative Alcohol Research Center at Howard University.  Photo of Dr. Robert Taylor
 
Dr. Taylor also served as a member of NIAAA’s National Advisory Council on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism from 2002-2006. More recently he was an ad hoc member of the Advisory Council’s Working Group on Diversity and Health Disparities in the Biomedical Workforce.  
 
Dr. Taylor will be remembered for his dedication to multidisciplinary research to address alcohol-related health disparities and his passion for mentoring and increasing diversity in the biomedical research workforce.